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In the company of evil : thirty years of California crime, 1950-1980
In the company of evil : thirty years of California crime, 1950-1980
Barry, Michael Thomas2016
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California's picturesque shores have always been a magnet for outcasts and criminals. Read about 64 of the most horrifying crimes ever committed in The Golden State, from the early 1950s into the 1980s. These accounts tell of mans inhumanity toward his fellow man and provide an inside look at infamous serial killers, assassins, sadistic rapists, bank robbers, kidnappers, Satan worshippers, and a plethora of other notorious criminals. Revisit The Sex Club Slaying, The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping, and the Real House on Haunted Hill. Be glad you're not on the helpful list of "The Lonely Hearts Killer" or "Souls for Satan." Written in an accessible, chronological sequence and enhanced by over 60 photographs, each entry provides an overview of the crime, the parties involved, evidence gathered, and leading theories about solutions. This reference is indispensable for the study of the history of modern crime in California.
Imprint:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2016
Collation:
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-2014) and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. One The Notorious Crimes of the 1950s -- Reign of Terror -- 1950--1951, Riverside and Imperial County -- The Murders of Richard and Doris Cook -- 1951, Riverside County -- Bloody Babs -- 1953, Burbank -- Child Killer Mack Ray Edwards -- 1953--1970, Los Angeles County -- Murder at Stinson Beach -- 1954, Marin County -- The Murder of Stephanie Bryan -- 1955, Alameda and Trinity County -- The Lady Vanishes -- 1955, Los Angeles -- Self-Professed King of the Killers -- 1955--1956, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles -- The Sleeping Lady Killer -- 1955--56, Los Angeles -- The Insulin Murders -- 1956--1966, Los Angeles -- The Ghost of El Segundo -- 1957, Los Angeles County -- The Lonely Hearts Killer -- 1957--1958, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Orange County -- Born to Kill -- 1957 and 1975, Los Angeles County -- A Mother's Deadly Love -- 1958, Santa Barbara County -- The Actress and the Mobster -- 1958, Los Angeles --Contents note continued: A Terrible Urge to Kill -- 1959, San Mateo County -- Fatal Love Triangle -- 1959, Los Angeles County -- The Sex Club Slaying -- 1959, Marin County -- The Real House on Haunted Hill -- 1959, Los Angeles -- ch. Two The Sensational Crimes of the 1960s -- The Downfall of the King of Western Swing -- 1961, Kern County -- Escape from Alcatraz -- 1962, San Francisco -- Pacific Airlines Flight 773 -- 1964, Contra Costa County -- A Father's Despair -- 1964, 1985, Sacramento -- The Co-ed Killer -- 1964, 1972--1973, Alameda and Santa Cruz County -- The Skid Row Slasher -- 1964--1975, Los Angeles -- The Mysterious Death of the King of Soul -- 1964, Los Angeles -- The Strange Case of Robert Lee Massie -- 1965 and 1979, San Gabriel and San Francisco -- The Trash Bag Murders -- 1965--1977, Southern California -- Murder in Brentwood -- 1966, Los Angeles -- The Candlelight Killer -- 1966, 1970, Orange and San Diego County -- The Murder of Actor Ramon Novarro --Contents note continued: 1968, Los Angeles -- The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy -- 1968, Los Angeles -- The Zodiac -- 1966--1969, Riverside, San Francisco, Vallejo, and Napa County -- The Carbon Copy Killings -- 1969, 1971, Santa Clara County -- The Manson Family Murders -- 1969, Los Angeles -- ch. Three The Infamous Crimes of the 1970s -- The Devil's Own -- 1970, Orange County -- The Killer Prophet -- 1970, Santa Cruz County -- The Machete Murderer -- 1971, Sutter County -- The Scorecard Killer -- 1971--1983, Orange County -- Slaughter in Santa Cruz -- 1972--1973, Santa Cruz County -- Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders -- 1972--1974, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Redding, and Marysville -- Easter Day Shooting Rampage -- 1973, Los Angeles -- The Curious Case of Patty Hearst -- 1974--1975, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles -- The Doodler -- 1974--1975, San Francisco -- Attempted Assassinations of President Gerald R. Ford -- 1975, Sacramento and San Francisco --Contents note continued: Death of the Switchblade Kid -- 1976, Hollywood -- Shooting Rampage at Cal State Fullerton -- 1976, Orange County -- Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping -- 1976, Madera County -- The Look-a-Like Murders -- 1976--1979, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles County -- The Hillside Stranglers -- 1977--1979, Los Angeles County -- The Orange Coast Killer -- 1977--1979, Orange County -- A Thirst for Blood -- The Vampire of Sacramento -- 1977--1978, Sacramento -- The Dating Game Killer -- 1977--1979, Orange County and Los Angeles -- The Hilltop Rapist -- 1978, Shasta County -- Robert Alton Harris -- 1978, San Diego -- Twisted Twosome -- The Sacramento Sex Slave Murders -- 1978--1980, Sacramento County -- Souls for Satan -- 1978--1979, Los Angeles -- Dan White and the Twinkie Defense -- 1978, San Francisco -- The Bedroom Basher -- 1978--1979, Orange County -- I Don't Like Mondays -- 1979, San Diego -- The Freeway Killers -- 1979--1980, Southern California --Contents note continued: The Trailside Murders -- 1979--1981, Marin and Santa Cruz County -- The Tool Box Killers -- 1979, Los Angeles County -- The Original Night Stalker Murders -- 1979--1986, Orange, Ventura, and Santa Barbara County.
ISBN:
9780764350030
Dewey class:
364.109794
Language:
English
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